Montague DA Will Step Down September 1st

7-12-06- A week after his arrest on a drunken driving charge in Oklahoma, a Texas prosecutor says he'll resign September 1st.

In a shaky voice, District Attorney Tim Cole read a brief statement at the Montague County Courthouse.

He pleaded guilty on Friday to a charge of actual physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated in Marshall County, Oklahoma. Cole, who was arrested July 5th, received a one-year deferred sentence, three days of community service and an $1,148 dollar fine.

As district attorney Cole won convictions in cases such as the
1996 Waurika, Oklahoma, cheerleader murder.

After September 1st, Assistant District Attorney Jack McGaughey
will take over the district attorney's job until the governor appoints someone for the rest of the term.


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